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Full Bloom: Joyful Designs for the Table


From the author of the acclaimed Second Bloom comes a follow-up foray into Cathy Graham’s creative world, showing a rainbow of new floral arrangements and decorative creations for the tabletop

Welcome to Cathy Graham’s floral world. In her second book, published in a beautiful slipcase, the acclaimed artist, host, and gardener presents a new series of floral creations. With her uniquely whimsical style and artful touch, Graham conjures a variety of colorful designs for the table, home, and party. Brilliant bouquets are paired with Graham’s own watercolor artwork, and step-by-step guides to creating delightful table settings and floral designs will inspire readers to design their own creations.

Graham creates a wide range of table settings, for occasions ranging from a simple lunch to a festive dinner party. These elaborate arrangements are accompanied by useful sidebars (on everything from painted pots to DIY faux trees) perfect for readers eager to entertain. Drawing from her art background, Graham also presents a variety of collages, which showcase her creative ingenuity and provide helpful information on flower style, species, and arrangement.

Beautiful and useful, the book provides a bevy of inspiration as well as accessible takeaways. Beginner floral arrangers and seasoned hosts alike will delight in her unconventional arrangements, expert tips, and informative guides, all sure to make any home more colorful.

About the Author

Cathy B. Graham received a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and studied fashion illustration at Parsons School of Design. A frequent host and passionate gardener, she delighted audiences with Second Bloom, her first book on floral design and entertaining. She lives in New York City and has a home on Nantucket. Clinton Smith has authored four books on elegant entertaining, decorating with color, outdoor design, and living with flowers. Currently editor at large for New England Home and Style editor for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Smith is former editor in chief of Veranda. He lives in New York City. Christopher Spitzmiller is an internationally celebrated ceramicist. He is the author of A Year at Clove Brook Farm.

  • Item Weight: 3.97 Pounds
  • Dimensions : 9.45 x 1.4 x 12 inches
  • Hardcover, 224 Pages